One on One: Margaret Morales (Illustrator)
Maggie is an (almost) graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. She was awarded Best in Illustration for her undergraduate thesis last March 24, 2012 at the Opening of Out of the Orange (Exhibit). 1. Tell us something about yourself as an illustrator. How did you develop your style? Who are/what styles are your idols? Hi, my name is Margaret Frances Morales. For short...
Bake a Banana Cake!
Today like any other day, I wanted to do something different. My mom approached me and said she wants banana cake when she arrives and hands me Sharon’s Banana Cake Mix Flour. Amazingly, it was pretty easy. It doesn’t require a whole lot of ingredients nor time. Here’s how you do it! (I based it on the recipe included) ** Preheat your oven already to 190 degrees Celsius! :) ...
Cheap and Quick Fixes
If you think organizing needs major spending, think again! A haven for storage items, for me, is a store called “Japan Home Center.” Not only are there so many to choose from but they’re really affordable! P66 per piece in fact! :) Socks Instead of rummaging and looking for your favorite socks everywhere, organize them according to use. In this case, I placed all the...
Hungry for TEEnagegraphy
Statement shirts are often understated. Because statement shirts have been around for a while, and very corny ones have been coming out, we often overlook these shirts, and roll our eyes at the poorly-written copy on the fabric. I believe we should see these shirts as thought-invoking, and a symbol of our self-expression. Enter TEEnagegraphy. They’re very new to the online tee...
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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Cafe Sabel
5. It’s in the BenCab Museum in - where else? Baguio! The Summer Capital of the Philippines is home to one of the Philippines’ National Artists for painting, Ben Cabrera, and his museum featuring his own works and the works of other Filipino artists, as well as the Cordillera traditional sculptures and art. Featured Artists include Santos, Zobel, Napay, and Joya. Maniquis also has...
Don't Miss a Thing About: Soul Sister Clothing
Soul Sister might have hit you like a Train (did you see what I did there?) when they first came out, as it did me. Two cute girls who happen to own the online shop also model the pieces they sell. They’re both from DLSU-Manila, and cheerleaders none the less! I had a correspondence with Anya a few weeks back. I asked her about the shop, and how they started. I’ve been hung up with...
Monday Mixtape 032112: Regina Spektor →
It’s the woman behind the songs, “Samson”, “Us”, and “Fidelity”. We’re giving Regina Spektor this whole week, celebrating her songwriting and absolute gorgeous voice. If you’re feeling a little lonely, her storytelling is the ideal picker-up, and if it’s indignation that’s been getting the better of you, her peculiar choice of...
Fashion Alternative: Accent Apparel
Many times, we forget that bags are an essential element to an outfit. We often think about it last when planning our look, and so, we seldom take the time to shop for bags, thinking, “they’re just gonna hold my stuff”. Yes, they’re for keeping your valuables when you go out, but they’re more than just a hand-carried vault. They can put together a seemingly disunited...
Monday Mixtape 031212 →
Sometimes when you’re feeling a little down, an upper isn’t the best idea to lift your spirits up. Sometimes, you just have to give in to the melancholy; lend an ear to the sorrowful melody. It’ll all fall into place. :) Andrew Bird - Cataracts Ben Folds feat. Regina Spektor - You Don’t Know Me Feist - Limit To Your Love Hanson - Broken Angel Oh Land - Wolf & I ...
Makeup 101 (Tips and Tricks)
Not sure what bold lipstick shades to use? Opt for cool reds such as berry and mahogny tones these are flattering on all skin tones and help to make your teeth appear brighter. Want a darker, deeper more berry based red but don’t want to go out and buy another lipstick? Mix some black pencil liner on the back of your hand with a red lipstick. This will also help the colour to last longer! To...
Summer Is Here
We talked about the summer trends we’ll be seeing this year in this post, and as anticipated, ladies have started sporting them. Don’t be kept in the dark; take inspiration from notable fashion bloggers and don these styles today - because, indeed, summer is here! 1. Neons Kryz Uy’s Hint of Lime. Hype the Look here Camille Co’s Road Hazard. Hype the Look here ...
Warehouse Sale 30% - 50% Off
Ladies, just want to inform you that Warehouse is on sale! 30-50% off on selected items! Saw these dress 50% off in Mall of Asia, and they still have it in various sizes! Let us know when you get to buy anything chic from the sale! To get more updates on events and other promotions, like Warehouse Philippines on Facebook! Yours Truly, Cynch of The Girls’ Room
Little Metro Binge: The Frazzled Cook
In the heart of a small neighborhood in Mandaluyong is a bungalow shouting “I am a restaurant!” as if commanding attention from passersby. Just a corner away from Shaw Boulevard, The Frazzled Cook is one of those (not-so) hole-in-the-wall eclectic restaurants you often see in places like Maginhawa Street in Diliman, and The Collective in Makati City. Started in 2009, this three...
Monday Mixtape 030612 →
If the start of the week is already pulling you down, remember that you are beautiful and you are loved. Our mixtape is the perfect company for a pensive afternoon. Regroup, and restart. Don’t worry. Everything will fall into place. :) Au Revoir Simone - Where You Go Daft Punk - Digital Love Dashboard Confessionals - I Do Hanson - Crazy Beautiful Glee Cast - I Wanna Hold Your Hand ...
Streetwise Online Shopping: Tinsley Online
Happy Sunday, ladies! You know us girls, shopping is our therapy, and what makes us happier than affordable chic finds? We’ve experienced shopping from tons of online shops that sell typical clothes at stellar prices. Well, ladies, I got an online shop that would totally tickle your fancy! Today, I bring you chic at its simplest and most affordable form! The Seller Tinsley is owned...
Cookie Love: Sweetleaf Softbatch Cookies
Master Baker Celina has been at it in the kitchen for four years, perfecting her cookie concoctions. Together with her sister Sam, they are cookie connoiseurs, feeding their friends, and family, with their unique flavors and cookie texture. Cel said it all started in high school when she had a liking to food blogs, and, having the knack for pleasing people around her, she learned baking and...
A Look at Summer 2012 Trends
We all feel it. The scorch, the perspiration, and the furrowed eyebrows that come with it. Yes, summer is coming (In the tone of Game of Thrones), and I’m sure not many are looking forward to the draining heat it brings along, especially if you’re going to spend most of summer vacation in the city, where temperatures can rise to 38 degrees (that’s more than feverish!). ...